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Caldwell Magnum Rifle Gong Target
written by Mitch Strobl

The Magnum Rifle Gong from Caldwell Shooting Supplies allows you to see where you hit, while making you smile at the loud sound of metal on metal.
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Paper targets give you measureable results. Pop cans and empty milk jugs are fun, but only steel gives you the best of both. The Magnum Rifle Gong from Caldwell Shooting Supplies allows you to see where you hit, while making you smile at the loud sound of metal on metal.

Durability

Constructed of a certified through-hardened AR-550 steel plate and a sturdy steel tubing frame, this unit is designed to take repeated blasts from most firearms, including high-powered rifles. Caldwell didn't skimp on the swing plate. At 3/8-inch thick with a 10-inch diameter, it's an extremely solid target for its size. Hardened S-hooks and a high-grade chain connect the plate to the frame while also allowing it to swing after bullet impact. The gong hangs 18 inches above the ground. Extra steel plates welded in areas prone to bullet fracture reinforce the frame. Needless to say, it is obvious that Caldwell engineered the Magnum Rifle Gong with durability in mind.

Portability and Assembly

Another great feature of the Magnum Rifle Gong is its quick assembly and disassembly. No tools are necessary -- simply slip the steel tubing together to form the frame, connect the chain by hand, anchor the frame with spikes and you are ready for action. The beauty of tool-free set up and take down is you can dismantle the system in less than one minute. At only 25 pounds, the Caldwell Magnum Rifle Gong is easy to transport to your favorite range.

Range Test

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The Magnum Rifle Gong yielded very favorable results on the range. The gong took hit after hit, swinging for a few seconds then settling still for the next shot. Using a .308 with full metal jacket ammunition, only minor dimples were present, comparable to those found on golf balls. Spray from bullet impact was clearly visible on the frame; however, the extra steel plate reinforcements welded to impact prone areas performed as they should, protecting the main frame from bullet fracture.

The Caldwell Magnum Rifle Gong is undoubtedly a durable and fun long-range rifle target. Since the unit is rated for use at a minimum distance of 100 yards, it is nice to have both visual and audible confirmation of direct hits. If you are on the market for a long lasting, easy to use, and enjoyable rifle target, give the Magnum Rifle Gong a shot.

 

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